Leslie A. Shearing

July 20, 1941 - November 2, 2019

Age 78, of Gainesville, NY passed away on November 2, 2019 at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

She was born July 20, 1941 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Edward Leslie Winger and the late Jane Donahue Winger. Leslie was a graduate of Frontier Central School Class of 1959 and the Highland Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1962. She worked for a short time as a registered nurse at Highland Hospital and then for many years as a registered nurse at Wyoming County Community Hospital until her retirement in 1992.

Following her retirement, Leslie served on both the Town of Gainesville Planning Board and the Wyoming County Planning Board. She also volunteered for the Wyoming County Hotline for Domestic Abuse.

Leslie was a member of the Glitzy Girls in Red Hats and she enjoyed antique shopping, decorating and reading. Above all, Leslie loved her family and especially her grandchildren, with one highlight being their annual apple picking day.

Surviving are her husband of fifty-six years, James D. Shearing whom she married on May 11, 1963 in Hamburg, NY; her sons, James L. (Sondra) Shearing of Gainesville, Matthew E. (Shari Kay) Shearing of Pike, Eric D. Shearing of Athens, Vermont, Richard A. (Cynthia Veum) Shearing of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, Donnie, Natalie, Christopher, Matthew J., Stacie, Cori, Raina and Roxanna; her siblings, John (Doreen) Winger of Bradenton, FL, Matthew (Vicki) Winger of Woodstock, GA, Wendy (Howard) Winger of Columbus, OH, Trish (Frank) Montesano of Riverview, FL.

A celebration of Leslie’s life will be held on Friday, November 8 from 4 – 8 PM at Anastassia Events, 6640 Pike Street, Portageville, NY. Light dinner will be served. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 300 E. River Rd., PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627 or the Wyoming Community Hospital Foundation, 400 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Important Dates

November 8, 2019 : Visitation for Leslie A. Shearing at Anastassia Events, 6640 Pike St., Portageville - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

November 8, 2019 : Celebration of the life of Leslie A. Shearing at Anastassia Events, 6640 Pike St., Portageville - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

November 8, 2019 : Dinner and fellowship for Leslie A. Shearing at Anastassia Events, 6640 Pike St., Portageville - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Nov 9.19 from Monica Reding:

Dear Shearing family,
We are sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for comfort.
Terry and Monica Reding

Nov 6.19 from Kathy Meyer:

So very sorry to lo earn of Leslie’s passing. Prayers of strength to all the family during this very difficult time.

Nov 6.19 from Liz Krenzer:

Jim and Family,
I send you my condolences.  You are in my prayers and may these prayers comfort you in your time of loss.

Nov 5.19 from Teresa Burbach:

Jim and family,
I am sorry for your loss.  My deepest condolences.  Leslie was so loved and will be missed greatly.

Nov 5.19 from Carolyn Van Slyke:

Jim and Family
  Very sorry to hear of your loss. 
  Bruce & Carolyn

Nov 5.19 from Bruce Bergstrom :

Rita and I send our Love and prayers to all of the family.

Nov 5.19 from Ronald and Laura Franklin jr. :

So sorry for your loss. Ours prayers are with you.

Nov 5.19 from Judy :

Jim & family,
So sad for you & your family. Leslie will live on in all of us because she was so full of life . Her life was so full of caring for all of you. She left us with her opinions to carry her best for us. Passion & fun were there as examples to follow. What a laugh she had for us.

Nov 4.19 from Jeanne & Larry Thibault:

So very sorry for your loss.  Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family.

Nov 4.19 from Deborah Reding:

So sorry for your loss! 

Deb and Don Reding.

Nov 4.19 from Cathy Nourse:

Jim and family, Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories with Leslie. She is at peace and not in pain any more.